MT8516 for Cloud Connected, Voice Activated Assistants

May 19, 2017

The MT8516 is a new SoC designed for Cloud-connected Voice Assistant Devices (VAD), Smart Speakers and Soundbars.

MT8516 integrates a quad-core, 64-bit ARM® Cortex-A35 MPCore and extremely flexible memory support including LPDDR2, LPDDR3, DDR3, DDR3L and DDR4 to accommodate diverse needs of platform designers.

Of course, an extensive set of interfaces is required to tie in an always-on-microphone that listens for the spoken ques. Four channel I2Sx2, eight channel TDM and two channel PDM inputs are included for microphone voice input control and connected audio products. To support, MediaTek’s unique PowerAQ tool provides an easy GUI interface for signal flow design and audio parameter turning, removing the need for an additional DSP.

The MT8516 platform has the industry’s most advanced integration with both Wi-Fi (2.4GHz 802.11 bgn) and Bluetooth, with RF built in, and all on a single chip. This not only provides design simplicity, reducing time to market, but also reduces the platform size allowing ever smaller, more efficient product design opportunities.

You'll see the MT8516 in a range of exciting new products this year!

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